Silicon Labs' IoT SoC Gambit
News & Analysis 3/31/2014 11 comments
Silicon Labs' CEO came to Shanghai and captured the audience's imagination with a slide labeled "IoT SoC." Though it did not show the real chip, it illustrated the IoT in tangible terms.
Nvidia Scales Up, Down & Out
Blog 3/28/2014 1 comment
Nvidia developed a cluster-gathering scheme called IndeX. But they didn't stop there. Nvidia now lets you gang up multiple GPUs within a cluster. This GPU-to-GPU inter-linking connection is called NVlinks.
Meet Me at Shanghai IC Café
Blog 3/28/2014 19 comments
The Shanghai IC Coffee Club was patterned after the Beacon Street bar in Boston that served as the model for Sam Malone’s bar in the popular TV series Cheers.
Will SMIC Narrow Tech Gap?
News & Analysis 3/27/2014 13 comments
Critics worry that SMIC, under Tzu-Yin Chiu’s leadership, might have already given up a dream of directly competing with the world’s Tier 1 foundries such as TSMC, Samsung, and Intel.
A Double Dose of EE Live!
Blog 3/27/2014 1 comment
EE Live! will feature embedded systems and FPGAs. From two recent articles, see how to test them and how they're used to test other devices and systems.
Can Connected Car Save Fuel?
Blog 3/26/2014 3 comments
A connected car can help save a lot of fuel and time, along with keeping you safe. These factors will drive the adoption of connected car solutions more than anything else.
Battle Over Spreadtrum/RDA Merger
Blog 3/21/2014 7 comments
The pending merger of two Shanghai-based fabless companies, Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, through two separate acquisitions pulled off by Tsinghua Unigroup is "not a done deal," according to several industry sources.
Will China Conquer MEMS?
News & Analysis 3/20/2014 9 comments
After a mad rush to develop apps processors for tablets and smartphones, Chinese entrepreneurs are now concluding that the rapidly growing number of MEMS inside a smartphone is too huge an opportunity to pass up.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Challenged
News & Analysis 3/19/2014 3 comments
Even for Xiaomi, the box business hasn't exactly been a cakewalk. The Chinese company had to scramble for a modicum of cooperation from parts and components suppliers.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Unboxed
News & Analysis 3/18/2014 20 comments
China's Xiaomi Inc., with no prior experience in the CE business, has picked up where Sony, Motorola, and Nokia left off and has blazed a path to survival in today's cutthroat consumer market.
Will ‘Makers’ Change Shenzhen?
Blog 3/17/2014 10 comments
Yang Yang, founder of RPTechWorks, who teaches how to build 3D printers and also sells them, believes that “labor intensive” Shenzhen, China, will eventually become a city known for fast prototyping with “shortened development cycles.”
Ex-Nokia Designer Leads Shenzhen Media Lab
News & Analysis 3/14/2014 8 comments
Ex-Nokia researcher based in Shenzhen knows something about Shenzhen, and about the city’s potential in the next 10 years. He’s betting on Shenzhen’s shift from the world’s low-wage factory to a global prototyping center.
Yoshida in China: Why 'WeChat'
Blog 3/13/2014 13 comments
The technology companies here seem to believe their highest priority is to get China’s dynamic Internet players -- chiefly, Alibaba and Tencent -- on their side, talking them into pairing new services with their new technologies.
MediaTek: Hotknot vs. NFC Begins
News & Analysis 3/12/2014 14 comments
MediaTek, Taiwan’s consumer electronics chip giant, will soon start sneaking into China’s smartphones a newly invented proximity technology called Hotknot.
ZTE's Bid to Go Upmarket via Nubia
News & Analysis 3/10/2014 4 comments
Nubia is ZTE's vehicle to go "upmarket," with a mission to establish a viable consumer brand and consumer channels -- not just in China but also in the United States.
Marvell to Launch IoT Maker Kit
News & Analysis 3/10/2014 17 comments
Mobile & Smart TV Disparity
Blog 3/7/2014 6 comments
For the smart TV to remain relevant in the growing strength of second screen devices, it must engender an applications development community that will provide as rich a selection of apps as is available on smartphones and tablets.